As mentioned in The Gazette West Island Plus +, Community Service, Monday Sept. 12th, 2011, in the article by Tom Lipscombe, the 50th anniversary of the death of Joseph William Barrett who was a Roxboro volunteer fireman will be on September 30th 2011. I vaguely recall this tragic incident which shocked the community as the noise from the crash of Barrett’s car into a parked car woke us up in the middle of the night.

Tel que mentionné dans The Gazette West Island Plus +, Community Service, lundi le 12 septembre 2011, dans l’article de Tom Lipscombe, le 50e anniversaire de la mort tragique de Joseph William Barrett, pompier volontaire de Roxboro sera le 30 septembre 2011. Je me rappel vaguement de cet incident qui a ébranlé la communauté car le bruit de la collision de l’auto de Barrett avec une auto stationnée nous a réveillé dans le milieu de la nuit.

Guy Billard

Click on this link for a memorial picture of Captain Barrett.

Click on the following link for the news article from 1962, entitled: « Roxboro Pays Tribute to Captain Barrett »: http://www.cdcinsurance.ca/images/barrettarticle.JPG

Mr. Tom Lipscombe is the Web Administrator of the Roxboro Volunteer Fire Brigade Internet Association. Their web site has much information and many images on the history of the Roxboro Volunteer Fire Brigage. Click on the following link to access their web site: http://www.roxborofire.webs.com/